I think we should refocus away from Gawker.
Okay don’t hate. Listen me out.
We have done fantastically and shown the strength of Operation Disrepsectful Nod. we have helped cost them millions, cost them jobs. Helped put their company at risk and it has only taken a year to do so….against company worth hundreds of millions of dollars. None of this ought to ever be downplayed or denounced. It is brilliant.
That said, it has kind of allowed a fair few companies out of the cross hairs.
Absolutely Gawker was responsible for a lot of really shitty and dishonest reporting against us BUT they were not an island. Initially there was focus on Gawker Media, Vox Media, Conde Naste, Gamasutra and Rock Paper Shotgun.
They were great targets and made up a large portion of those originally involved in the gamers are dead articles. Then we refocussed on Gawker and got some runs on the board.
Our Anniversary is coming up. Gawker is a bit wobbly and Hulk Hogan is still looking to try to finish them off. (Though they slimed his chances). I think we should refocus on the other companies that have been talking non-stop crap for the last year. Why should THEY escape our wrath?
The good thing is that many of these other companies are not as big as Gawker. A site like Destructoid or Rock Paper Shotgun is hardly in the same ballpark.
By this time next year I want the Gaming Journalist crowd to be separated into three groups. A small skeleton staff retained in a few struggling Anti-Gamergate supporting companies, A huge contingent of “freelancers” (ex-employees) and a stable staff roster of pro-gamergate staff for sites that we support.
That is what I would like. Do you think those “freelancers” will change their ideology and write for their customers? Do you think they will set up successful and sustaining websites and blogs? Do you think there would be enough Patreon dollars to sustain them? Do you think they would find journalism work elsewhere (especially with Deepfreeze entries)? Do you think they will turn on each other to get a dollar? Do you think they will realise that they were patsies for the SJWs and turn on them?
It’ll be fun to find out. I just really hope that we do not JUST manage to take down Gawker.
PS, I REALLY think we should get THIS guy to fire up and take out some well timed revenge http://www.avclub.com/article/quentin-tarantino-drops-gawker-lawsuit-vows-reveng-204411